DVD Video playback dark and grainy, regular screen etc fine!
I dont' understand this. I am having problems with video playback on my comp. I have two dvd drives, a LiteOn DVD reader and a new Samsung DVDRW w/Lightscribe. I have had no problems in the past, but now my movies look really poor. I tried the disks in my laptop and they played fine. What is the prob? I've used Windows Media Player, Nero Showtime and PowerDVD and all three had the same playback issues. I have a Athlon 64 3400, 6800GT and I've even updated the video drivers just in case. Any ideas???
no that's not it
make sure you're using the new control panel for nvidia, not the classic
right click on your desktop and go to nvidia control panel
click on video & television (make sure you have advanced viewing enabled)
click on adjust video color settings
go through all the tabs and mess around with them or at least reset them to default and then start adjusting it
Ok.... I think I got it. Although this sucks..... I took an old ATI 9200 SE and put it in the AGP slot, and it plays movies great. I also tried an old Nvidia MX4000 in a PCI slot and it played movies great as well....... My father in law has the same Leadtek Winfast 6800GT and he has never used it except to fart around with screensavers. I'm going to get his tomorrow and see if it works. If so, this is the second 6800 GT that I would have crap out on me in less than 1 1/2 years. Also, my father in laws was returned when it came and it was broken out of the box. Hopefully this setup will get me through until next spring/summer when I can build new. I'm totally ready for DX10 and a new multi core processor.
i found out something weird last night
so i'm watching some .avi file in windows media player, the vid finishes and jumps to the next file on the playlist, and bam, everything in media player goes dark
so i get out of full screen, simply go to a folder that is displaying a collection of my .avi files with the thumbnail view, click on one of the files (just a single click), then suddenly WMP brightens up again, i full screened and watched the whole thing without any further issues
something's up with the nvidia drivers...i don't know, just thought u might wonna test this out
guys ... i found this thread while searching for dvd playback grainy on google, and i need to reactivate this thread. i'm experiencing similar symptoms with my new machine. with my old hp laptop and computers before that (all non 1920x1200 resolution) ... i could play my dvds on my pc without anything being grainy or pixelated! however now, with my quadcore q6600 machine, with nvidia card (GeForce 8800 GTS 512), 4 gigs of ram, and vista 64 bit OS i get the grainy pixelated playback from my pc. i've been using the same software to view movies, which is cyberpower dvd (got cyberpower dvd 7) and the playback is awfully grainy.
i am up-to-date on my video card drivers, so i don't think that is the case. is it something with the resolution i am watching my dvd in? another thing ... i backup my dvds so that they stay in good shape over time, but honestly the grainy pixelated images turn up in my .iso files (burn copies) as well ... this has never happened before, and its starting to frustrate me.
any help or answers? thanks!
I had problems when viewing video files on VLC where the video looked fine when I watched it at its normal size not fullscreen. As soon as I made the video play bigger than the video's resolution it would get dark. Full screening the video files also made the videos dark.
Right click desktop>Nvidia Control Panel
Under Video & Television>Adust Video Color Settings
- Select your main monitor if your using more than one.
- At 2. How do you make color adjustments?
(make sure *With the video player settings is selected)
I found that mine some how got switched to (With the Nvidia settings) which would cause nvidia settings to over ride the video player settings when I full screened my videos.
Switching it to -With the Video Player settings, fixed it for me.